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    December 22, 2012
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live doppler 7hd showing you some rain starting to move up towards the cloverdale area in the last hour or so we had quite a bit of rain. this has moved to the east. ukiah, cloverdale right now seeing some pockets of rain there. take you towards 101 north. just between stoney point road, you can see some moderate rain moving through there. and we have had reports of hit and miss showers in the brentwood area, oakley, tracy, as well, and these are moving in rapidly, and then just moving on towards the east as well. you can see over to the lake tahoe area, boy, just incredible amounts of snowfall for the last 24 hours, starting to ease up just a little bit. you can even get a sense of the lightning strikes as some of the cells start to move on towards the east. rainfall totals. here's a look.
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the last 24 hours, close to an inch, a little over an inch in the north bay,. the timing of the next storm, plus advisories coming up. >> ama: developing storm news out of san francisco where cleanup concludes after a tree came crashing down. it smash the oning of this gas station. a branch of the tree smashed a car window. no one was hurt. john alston is on the scene and will bring you a live report tonight at 6:00. the weather system has created delays and traffic jams, on the ground and in the air, as travelers head to their holiday destination, we're live at san francisco international airport with more. reporter: we have had some heavy rain for the past hour or. so this unsettled weather brought with it some flooding and also a change in wind
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direction. the wind shift has caused sfo to cut back on flight arrivals and departures by more than half. the more than rain flooded some city streets. here in san francisco, deep standing water caused drivers to slow down before merging on to highway 101. the weather brought scattered showers and a change in the morning's wind direction. san francisco international airport duty manager says a wind change at the airport equals a change in flight patterns, and in how many flights are allowed to land and take off, which is why these aircraft are backed up. >> we were cut back from 60 to 25 landings. so that is a big number. reporter: that also includes departures. the flight information board shows only a few flights either arriving or leaving on time. not good news to gretchen, who has to catch a connecting flight. >> we have an hour delay, and supposed to leave at 2:00, and
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we're supposed to fly into chicago, we'll have ten minutes to connect to our flight. >> they say they try to deep delies to 45 minutes. >> we held 459 minute foors long time, for almost all morning, and then the sky is getting dark, and we increased to about an hour. >> masters is just trying to get back to san diego. this rain might mean a longer delay. >> i've been here a half hour. >> with more rain falling these delays are expected to continue. rank says it's project 100,000 peoplewill will travel all day saturday. also says more people are expected last-minute travelers are expect it to travel tomorrow to local airports. if you're expected to take a flight tomorrow, our flighttracker will give you an idea if there are flight delays go to abc7news.com and you'll see a link on our home page.
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reporting live, abc-7 news. >> ama: our stormy weather is creating hazardous driving conditions to lake tau low. all eastbound laned of i-80 were closed because of spinouts. the lanes reopened this afternoon. here's a look from the caltrans camera showing i-80 earlier and cars being detoured. there's no snow there but the road are slick and traffic in the far right laying is being diverted off 80. highway 50 is open but chains are required. >> here's some other nasty conditions near lake tahoe. weightout -- white out conditions, and highway 267 at north star, it was still coming down this afternoon. while the weather is maiming for treacherous driving ski reports are reporting excellent
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conditions. this morning we had a lot of rain, and that is blamed for a number of accidents around the bay area. reporter: this morning's storm began as a heavy rain, pushed by gusty winds that sent the rain horizontally around san mateo, and an hour later, but that was only treasure. on highway 17, the rain picked up but the cars weren't slowing down. in san jose, the relentless rain flooded themer meridian onramp, closing is for three hours. nearby the worst effects of the early storm was happening at the same time. a driver going too fast for the conditions skid across five lanz of innocent 280, crashing into another car. one landed on its roof. the other went halfway down the
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embankment and landed on its side. surprisingly, no one was seriously hurt. >> luckily everybody in the collision was wearing their set beets and when they're not in situations like this you often time see ejections and major injuries, and today it's just mine your complaint office pain. >> drivers across the bay area agree in weather like this, defensive driving is the key to staying safe. >> people are still driving fast. you just got to watch out for them and slow down a little bit and anticipate the worst of what other people might do if they hit puddles. >> people should slow down like 10-miles-an-hour. >> are you slowing down? >> of course, i have a baby. >> it's all advise we should adhere to. >> ama: we want to share with you this rain bowe from -- rainbow over the san francisco bay win.
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the mix of rain and sun there were rainbows spotted throughout much of the day in the bay area. and stay with abc-7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. get the latest forecast on abc-7 news at 6:00 and 11:00, and track every storm this season anytime with live doppler 7hd at abc7.com. >> the funerals for the victims of the connecticut school tragedy wrapped up after a heart-wrenching week or farewells. 20 students and 10 adults called have now been laid to rest and tonight there are new voices adding to the debate over gun control. >> flags across connecticut will return to full staff after sun downtonight. short aafter funeral services for three children who died in the school massacre capped a wrenchening week of farwells,le six-year-old anna grace marquez greene loved to play the piano.
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she was buried in bloomfield, and emilie alice parker's funeral was held in utah. the tragic deaths has triggered action to reduce gun violence and save lives. over $100,000 was raised to fund a gun buy back and today owners cashed in their weapons. >> even if you get one off the street. >> rifles went for $75. hand guns, 200, and much more money for assault-type rifles and the national debate over gun reform reignited again with a proposalom the national rifle association, wayne lapierre, to station armed guards at every schoolhouse. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. reporter: several school districts around the country already have armed officers in
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schools but new jersey's republican governor doesn't think that's a good idea. >> you can have an armed guard at the front door, then what is if the guy got around to a side door? there's many doors. >> abc news, new york. >> for the first time in more than a decade you can have if your way in paris. we'll explain. political upheavals. >> the first family touched down this morning to take part in what's become a obama holiday tradition. >> and taking a look at live doppler 7hd radar, we're seeing breaks in the rain. leigh glaser will have the latest
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>> the first family is now in hawaii on a christmas vacation. the obamas touched down near honolulu just after the.urged lawmakers to solve the fiscal cliff after the holiday break. president obama said if a deal hasn't been reached he would be returning to washington after christmas. a big political shakeup in egypt as eship sans -- egyptians went to the polls. two top government officials resigned. and the vice-president's departure was expected. he says with his background as a judge, politics doesn't suit him. and state television says egypt's val bank governor has resigned but did not say i would. >> for the first time in 15 years you can get a whopper in
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france. burger king opened a restaurant at marseille airport. the burger king closed its 39 french restaurants in 1997 because they weren't profitable. burger king plans to open another restaurant in france next year. ahead, what was different this year at san francisco glide's holiday toy giveaway. >> merry christmas. >> and santa teams up with a new sidekick to help keep the season merry for local children in need. let's look outside out our weather. a little break in the rain right now. leigh glaser has the forecast after you know how much grandma
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wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas!
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>> san francisco's glide
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memorial church hasn't out almost 10,000 toys today as part of its annual holiday giveaway issue this year the san francisco giants partnered with glide to mike sure each child got toys. the staff say the need is greater than ever this year and families have to choose between toys and food. for many of the children this to giveaway is all they will get for christmas. >> how is the weather shaping up? hi, leigh. >> leigh: actually, a nice break today. we had some scattered showers about but they will be returning across the bay area tomorrow morning. live doppler 7hd picking up activity north of the golden gate bridge. santa rosa being hit with rain, a little moderate cell moved through the neighborhood. and near sebastopol, and maxwell, brentwood, seeing a brief shower, and also picking up showers right now, 101 near
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mortgage -- morgan hill. here's a look at current readings. pretty much uniform. upper 40s to low 50s and the numbers are going to stay in that vicinity overnight. this is what you need to know. heavy rains sunday morning. we'll look for clearing sunday night, and it does look like it will be dry for our christmas eve. christmas day we'll bring in a chance of a few more 0 showers. this impulse moved through earlier this morning and it just raced through. we're seeing a little clearing here but this is the next storm right here that will move in here early sunday morning, and here's the timing to help you plan your night and day. tonight if you're out and about, scattered showers. it's going to be tomorrow morning when the next system starts to move in. here is your 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 a.m. time frame of ukiah, santa rosa, the frontal system starting to drop.
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that is when the winds pick up as well. tomorrow morning, moderate rain in the north bay heading down towards san francisco, this is 9:00 a.m. the highest wins, 45 miles-per-hour, right ahead of this and at 1:00, 2:00, we'll start to see partial clearing in the north bay and then very heavy rainfall east bay and south bay locations by 4:00, 5:00 tomorrow afternoon, this front has push on towards the south and we'll see the nice clearing i just mentioned overnight for sunday night and monday. now, out ahead of this system. winds will be up. wind advisory up for the north bay until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. to the east and south locations until 3:00 because it's going to tame tike for the front to move through. and 50 miles-per-hour, maybe the higher elevations, south winds 20, to 35 miles-per-hour. rainfall potential, one and a half-two inches in the north bay, peninsula, east bay, south bay, an inch, and higher el
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racings in the north bay, three to as much as four inches of rainfall. all right, tricky travel to lake tahoe or to the sheer a range. the storm warning in place until 10:00 tomorrow night. two to five feet expected before the 4,000-foot level. and with these very strong winds, visibility reduced to his than a quarter mile. so some of the roadways were closed this morning so be sure to check on that and carry the chains and expect some delays there as well. we'll look at the clearing, followed by the south bay, and it's going to be wicked out there with heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms, temperatures in the 50s. what's nice though, we'll get a break in this as we end up sunday night, monday, christmas eve is dry. showers christmas afternoon. showers on wednesday, and then a slight chance on thursday and friday. >> thank you so much, leigh. shu is here with sports and big
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weekend for the nines. >> niners hosted by the seahawks sunday night primetime. a win, the 49ers are a champ. the losses, goes down to the final game of the year. find out why it's so tough to
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>> mike: at this point in the season every game is a big game. tomorrow night, doesn't get much bier. the niners can clinch with a win, but the seahawks can take the division away with a win and help from arizona.
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the seahawks offense exploded for a record 108 points and if that isn't hard enough, add to the fact they're playing in one of the loudest stadiums in the league. >> i remember my game a rookie year i was trying to make a call to vernon, and i'm screaming, couldn't hear what i was saying, couldn't hear -- he was looking at me with a confused look on his face, and we were going on cadence, too, so those are a hell of a game. we won. >> mike: rose bowl, ten days away. stanford players finishing their finals, making final preparations for their third straight bcs game when they take on wisconsin in pasadena january 1st. cardinal defense is the reason they're heading to pasadena. the best front seven in the nation. after he reported 68 tackles and has been a beast but says he is not even 100%.
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>> looking at the rest of the season, i've gotten better every single week. i feel that much better, that much more comfortable. i still think i'm not where i want to be, there's things i can improve. but gaining some confidence and an increased physical abilities this year. >> mike: to nevada, las vegas bowl. boise state and washington. boise state in control early. 34-yard touchdown, 18-3 broncos but washington cut into the lead. sankey, huskers down one at the half. uw left with a minute left but the bronco kicker hits the game-winning 24-yard field goal. boise wins their third straight las vegas bowl. >> san jose state leaves for wbc where they'll face bolling green in the military bowl on
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december 27th. it's been a remarkable year for the spartans. head coach mike mcintyre -- >> a week-long deal. done a great job preparing but we told them to enjoy the moment, you know. it's something a lot of these young guys have looked forward to for a long time now, and. >> the past couple years, hoping for a bowl game. one game away so this year, three years been playing here and everyone coming together and we're ready. >> college hoops. cal hosting a&m, a break in the schedule. the one-handed jam. the steal, and another slam. 43 points for him. cal shot 50% from the field and win 85-53, and we'll have more college hoops at 6:00. >> ama: up next, the storm watch update. update. leigh glaser has the you know how much grandma
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wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas!
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>> coming up at 6:00. taking the plunge. while wii this man jumped into freezing cold waters in december. >> one last check on the weather. >> leigh: you can see for most hoff the bay area we're getting into a nice break, something we needed, but we do have another pretty strong storm system off the coast and it will rotate in here tomorrow morning with very
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heavy rainfall. the timing of this. it looks like the front will move near the golden gate bridge around 1:00. >> ama: thank you for joining captioned by closed captioning services inc. this is "world news." tonight, the christmas storm watch on this busiest travel weekend of the year, millions on people on the move. but the real question is, how will everybody get back home with two, new christmas storms developing right now? procrastination nation. t-minus three days until christmas. and this is possibly the biggest shopping day of the year. why experts say 3:00 in the morning may be the best time to hit the mall. the spy versus hollywood. why one of the best reviewed movies of the year is under fire tonight by the new head of the cia. and wheel of mis-fortune. how saying the right word the wrong way cost this woman thousands of dollars.